COLD CALL Biden warns Putin the US will act firmly in defense of Ukraine in tense call after build-up of Russian troops on border
JOE Biden warned Vladimir Putin that the United States will "act firmly" in defense of Ukraine in a tense call.
The statement confirmed that Biden spoke with the Russian president on Tuesday.
"They discussed a number of regional and global issues, including the intent of the United States and Russia to pursue a strategic stability dialogue on a range of arms control and emerging security issues, building on the extension of the New START Treaty," the statement read.
It added that Biden also "made clear that the United States will act firmly in defense" if Russia does anything such as "cyber intrusions and election interference."
The president went on to discuss concerns over the build-up of the Russian military in occupied Crimea and on Ukraine's borders, according to the memo.
He went on to ask Russia to "de-escalate tensions" presumably in these regions.
It concluded that: "President Biden reaffirmed his goal of building a stable and predictable relationship with Russia consistent with U.S. interests, and proposed a summit meeting in a third country in the coming months to discuss the full range of issues facing the United States and Russia."
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